February 2007 in Britain and Ireland

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This page deals with events in most English-speaking places of Europe. These are England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey and Gibraltar.

Wednesday 28 February 2007
  • An investigation is launched into possible contamination of petrol supplies in South East England, following hundreds of reports of vehicle problems. (BBC)
  • Airbus announces it is cutting 1600 jobs in the UK, as part of 10,000 job cuts across Europe.[1]
Monday 26 February 2007
Saturday 24 February 2007
Friday 23 February 2007
Wednesday 21 February 2007
Tuesday 20 February 2007
Monday 19 February 2007
Thursday 15 February 2007
  • A judge rules that plans to build a new generation of nuclear power plants in the United Kingdom are unlawful because elements of the 2006 Energy Review were 'seriously flawed', 'inadequate', or 'misleading'.[10]
Wednesday 14 February 2007
  • Five British soldiers are cleared of abusing Iraqi civilians in Basra. [11]
  • A fifteen year old boy is shot and killed in his home in Clapham, South London. [12]
Sunday 11 February 2007
Wednesday 7 February 2007
  • Police release two of the nine men arrested during last week's terrorism raids in Birmingham without charge.[15]
  • A letter bomb, the third in as many days, has injured a woman working at the main DVLA centre in south Wales. Today's attack follows two others, at other road transport agencies in the UK.[16][17][18]
Monday 5 February 2007
  • The Sun newspaper has obtained a video tape of a US pilot shooting a UK convoy in a friendly fire incident during the Iraq War, killing one British soldier and injuring four. The pilot, and others, are said to have made a series of crucial mistakes.[19]
  • Three people in the United Kingdom have been jailed after plotting over internet chatrooms to abduct and rape two teenage girls. [20]
  • Global spread of bird flu: UK authorities incinerate more than 50,000 turkeys as they are working to contain the bird flu. [21]
Saturday 3 February 2007
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Business | Airbus confirms 10,000 job cuts". BBC News. 2007-02-28. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Entertainment | Dame Helen crowned best actress". BBC News. 2007-02-26. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  3. ^ "UK | Rail crash report blames points". BBC News. 2007-02-26. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/26_02_07_grayrigg.pdf |url= missing title (help). 
  5. ^ "UK | Crash inquiry to focus on points". BBC News. 2007-02-24. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  6. ^ "UK | One dead in Cumbria train crash". BBC News. 2007-02-24. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  7. ^ "UK | UK Politics | Blair announces Iraq troops cut". BBC News. 2007-02-21. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  8. ^ "UK | Scotland | Orkney to get 'biggest' wave farm". BBC News. 2007-02-20. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  9. ^ http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article1405614.ece
  10. ^ "UK | UK Politics | Nuclear review 'was misleading'". BBC News. 2007-02-15. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  11. ^ "UK | UK soldiers cleared of Iraq abuse". BBC News. 2007-02-14. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  12. ^ "UK | England | London | Teenage boy shot dead in his home". BBC News. 2007-02-15. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  13. ^ "Royalty triumphs at BAFTAs - Oscars 2007 - Film - Entertainment". smh.com.au. 2007-02-12. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  14. ^ "Entertainment | Mirren adds Bafta to awards haul". BBC News. 2007-02-12. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  15. ^ "UK | Police free two in terror inquiry". BBC News. 2007-02-07. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  16. ^ "UK | Letter bomb injures DVLA worker". BBC News. 2007-02-07. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  17. ^ "UK | England | Berkshire | Two hurt in 'mail bomb' explosion". BBC News. 2007-02-06. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  18. ^ "UK | England | London | Woman hurt in 'letter bomb' blast". BBC News. 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  19. ^ "US allows 'friendly fire' tape in court". The Guardian (Guardian News and Media Limited). 6 February 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  20. ^ http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article1336929.ece
  21. ^ "UK | Vets working to contain bird flu". BBC News. 2007-02-04. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  22. ^ "UK | England | Suffolk | Tests show bird flu is H5N1 virus". BBC News. 2007-02-03. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  23. ^ "UK | UK Politics | Blair urges calm during 'storm'". BBC News. 2007-02-03. Retrieved 2013-05-29.